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Almonry

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Mid-18th century
  • Almonry

The siting at a 45° angle to the main complex clearly sets this building apart, a positioning explained by its role in providing housing for visitors who were not members of the community and who thus were symbolically isolated. The Almony's three-room plan is a variation on a German house type, its smaller kitchen providing access to a suite containing a larger and smaller chamber. A massive central chimney warms the three rooms and also served the cloister bakery housed in the lower part of the Almonry.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Almonry", [Ephrata Township, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA34.3.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 328-328.

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